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San Miguel PEN presents... Charlie Hall
Disability, Tolerance & Inclusion: Living in Harmony with Our Differences
Join us for Charlie's wise & compassionate talk! To quote Charlie Hall: "Our best objective is not to overcome a disability— but to learn to live with and in it. My journey started when I was born and has taken many twists and turns. As I talk about disabilities and my life “labeled” as a disabled individual, the outer, physical challenges might be different than yours; the inner struggles are ones we all encounter on our road to “Individuation.” My goal is for us to see what we have in common instead of focusing on our differences. Our common ground is feelings, challenges, and creating the most fulfilling life possible. I live a life today that I could only dream of as a child."
About the Venue
San Miguel PEN Presents Winter Series will all take place at Casa de La Cultura, located in the heart of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. This location provides the perfect backdrop for conversations of such profound importance.
About the Speaker
Charles Hall was born in 1960 in Dallas, Texas, with multiple congenital disabilities. He has no arms below the elbows, facial anomalies (80% paralysis), and speech issues classified as Moebius Syndrome. His parents insisted that he be mainstreamed during the 1960s, giving him a much more normal childhood before it was the standard for disabled children. His life has been filled with remarkable encounters, synchronicities, deep relationships, and transformative insights into the human experience through the lens of a disabled person in an able-bodied society. Charles’s stories and wisdom hold tremendous space for learning and self-reflection for people from all backgrounds. He has a BA in Humanities and post-graduate work in Psychology, Accounting and Finance. Charles created a nonprofit in the 80s that worked with people with disabilities and their families and then in corporate finance and accounting. For the last eighteen years, he has created an environment outside San Miguel that makes handmade art (candles and glass carving) and gives all types of people opportunities. In this event, he will delve into how we can live in harmony with our differences - a topic that has never been more relevant in our diverse society.
This entertaining talk presents a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding disability, tolerance, and inclusion and take away practical advice on promoting harmony within our own communities. Don't miss out on this chance to engage in this important dialogue and benefit your San Miguel PEN!
Date & Time
Tue, Jan 16, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM